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Confessions

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Angela Scholar; Patrick Coleman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In his Confessions, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) tells the story of his life, from the formative experiences of his humble childhood in Geneva, through the achievement of international fame as novelist and philosopher in Paris, to his wanderings as an exile, persecuted by governments and alienated from the modern world. In trying to explain who he was and how he came to be the object of others' admiration and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Angela Scholar; Patrick Coleman
ISBN: 0192822756 9780192822758
OCLC Number: 42954165
Description: xxxviii, 676 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Confessions.
Responsibility: Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; translated by Angela Scholar ; edited with an introduction and notes by Patrick Coleman.
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"In his Confessions, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) tells the story of his life, from the formative experiences of his humble childhood in Geneva, through the achievement of international fame as novelist and philosopher in Paris, to his wanderings as an exile, persecuted by governments and alienated from the modern world. In trying to explain who he was and how he came to be the object of others' admiration and abuse, Rousseau analyses with unique insight the relationship between an elusive but essential inner self and the variety of social identities he was led to adopt. Confessions is Rousseau's search, through every resource of language, to convey what he despairs of putting into words: the personal quality of one's own existence." "This translation includes the preface to the Neuchatel manuscript, which provides insights into Rousseau's conception of autobiography."--Jacket.

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